The Grandeur of Life

albert_camus_gagnant_de_prix_nobel_portrait_en_buste_pose_au_bureau_faisant_face_a_gauche_cigarette_de_tabagisme“If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the grandeur of this one.” ~ Albert Camus


We here at the Asylum have to remind ourselves of the above thought from Mr. Camus regularly.  With life as it is for everyone with their individual problems, it’s very easy to get bogged down with the everyday, that one despairs of its problems, peculiarities, unpleasantness, sadness, drudgery and pain.  Easily lost is to celebrate the grandeur of this life – in whatever, albeit, sometimes modest ways available to us.

For us here at the Asylum, it’s family, dogs, music, classic movies, philosophy, art, cooking, and of course, writing.  For you, it is maybe some of these and probably many more.

For those interested, a short yet extremely informative biography of Mr. Camus can be found here.

And a “thank you” to a reader of this website for bringing to our attention to with all sorts of cerebral delights.


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Photo Credit of Mr. Camus:  By Photograph by United Press International [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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